Protect Your Smile With Tooth Extraction Services
At The Dental Health Practice on Merivale in Nepean, we’re focused on the long-term oral health and well-being of our patients. Tooth extraction is a vital dental procedure that becomes necessary in certain situations. We believe in transparent communication, and we want to share why and how this procedure can ultimately protect your smile and overall oral health.
Why is tooth extraction sometimes required?
Tooth extraction can be necessary in several situations, including:
Severe Decay or Damage: When a tooth is extensively decayed or damaged beyond repair, extraction is often the best solution to prevent the spread of infection.
Gum Disease: Advanced periodontal disease can lead to the loosening of teeth, necessitating extraction to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth and gums.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth that fail to erupt properly can cause pain, overcrowding, and infection, making extraction necessary.
Misshapen or Uneven Teeth: Dental veneers can create a uniform and harmonious smile by reshaping irregular teeth.
How can this procedure protect your smile?
If extraction is necessary, it can provide the following benefits:
Preventing Infection: Extracting a severely infected tooth helps prevent the spread of harmful bacteria to neighbouring teeth and gums.
Alleviating Pain: Tooth extraction can alleviate persistent pain and discomfort caused by severe dental issues, improving your overall quality of life.
Preserving Alignment: In some cases, extracting a severely damaged or misaligned tooth prevents further dental issues and maintains proper tooth alignment.
How should you care for your mouth after tooth extraction?
It’s crucial to follow these post-operative care instructions to promote proper healing:
Gentle Oral Hygiene: Gently brush and floss the remaining teeth, avoiding the extraction site for the first 24 hours.
Rinse with Salt Water: Rinsing your mouth a few times a day will help keep the area clean and reduce swelling.
Avoiding Certain Foods: Stick to soft foods and avoid hot, spicy, and crunchy foods that could irritate the extraction site.
Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage discomfort following this procedure.
Do you have questions about this procedure, or would you like to schedule a consultation with our team? Call us today!
Contact Us About Tooth Extractions Today!
- Receive personalized and compassionate care from our team
- Have one or more teeth safely and effectively removed
- Ensure that your oral health is protected
- Receive personalized after-care instructions
- Prioritize your smile!